Bruin Bound Winter

Get ready for your first semester!

Future Bruins, get ready for an adventure! Bruin Bound Winter will give you all the tools you need to start your George Fox journey. From class registration to getting your student ID card, we'll keep you on track for starting at George Fox this spring!

Navigate each step below on your path to becoming a Bruin. Some steps can be taken at your own pace, but going in the order we’ve listed will be your ideal path forward. Be sure to read all the details included in each step; some of the information will be sent to your George Fox email account, so be on the lookout!

We are so excited for this journey. Buckle up, have fun, and we’ll see you in January!

Are you a parent? Skip to our parent checklist

Eres un padre o madre? Vea nuestra lista de padres

Access your Bruin Bound Portal

Let's Get Started

Follow each of the stops on this page to start your George Fox Journey.

And download this printable checklist to help track your progress!

Watch video: Bruin Bound Winter Introduction
  1. Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

    Paying your enrollment deposit starts your Bruin Bound journey. It tells us you’re ready to join the George Fox community and can’t wait to be a Bruin!

  2. Arrange Your Housing and Meal Plan

    When you fill out the Housing and Meal Plan Intent form, it starts your housing and meal plan selection process. So exciting! The form, along with more information based on your specific situation, will be available in the housing portal accessed through MyGeorgeFox, the George Fox student portal.

  3. Register for Classes

    How it Works

    During Bruin Bound Winter, you’ll receive a link to the Class Registration Survey, which helps us work together to handcraft a great class schedule for you. This is where you'll indicate your major and schedule preferences. Our academic advisors will map out your class schedule and will notify you when you’ve been enrolled. You can then schedule an optional Class Confirmation Appointment with your admissions counselor to review your schedule together. Make sure to bring your questions with you to that meeting!

    What to Do

    • In order to begin classes in the spring, your final high school transcript (with degree conferred date) must be sent to George Fox.
    • Prior to class registration, you will need to complete the Annual Financial Agreement To Do list item on your MyGeorgeFox Tasks tile. Also, don't forget to sign your Release of Information form (you'll use your MyGeorgeFox login for this) if you'd like your parent or guardian to have access to your academic information. 
    • Bringing in AP, IB, or college credit? Make sure your most recent official college transcript and/or AP or IB scores are sent to us. Students actively enrolled in college classes will receive their initial registration based on their current transcript evaluation. As updated transcripts are received/evaluated your registration will be adjusted accordingly.

    Not sure what to major in?

  4. Start Checking Your George Fox Email and MyGeorgeFox Task List

    Important information will be sent to your George Fox email address from various people on campus, including your professors. Access your George Fox email and your pending tasks through MyGeorgeFox. We’ll post items you need to take care of on your Task list, so make sure to keep an eye on it!

  5. Get Your ID Card

    It’s the big moment! Get certified as an official George Fox student by sending us your ID card picture. We'll print your ID card with that photo and you’ll pick it up when you arrive on campus!

    Instructions for sending us your ID card photo will be sent after you submit your Class Registration Survey.

  6. Figure Out Finances

    You’ll need to “accept” any financial aid you plan to use through MyGeorgeFox. While you’re at it, make sure to send us any outside scholarships you've received. Check out instructions on the Financial Aid website. Then, make sure to take care of your payment and billing information. Details for this can be found on our Office of Student Accounts Bruin Bound page.

  7. Connect with the George Fox Community

    Here are some ways to help you get connected with George Fox before your adventure begins this January.

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  8. Apply for a Job and Register for Parking

    On-Campus Jobs

    If you plan to work on campus you'll need to apply for a job on Handshake. Jobs are typically posted throughout the school year, so check back often to view new opportunities.


    Parking will be extremely limited this year due to construction on campus. Because of this, we highly recommend leaving your car at home during your first year, unless you plan to work off-campus. Grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and shops are all within a safe walking distance from campus. If you plan to bring a car, you'll need to register it. Visit our Parking 101 page for details.

  9. Make Sure Your Parents Look at Their Checklist

    As you might guess, there are important things for your parents to take care of to help you prepare to go to college. We've listed some of the most important at the bottom of this page.

  10. You're Almost There!

    Now is the time to take care of last-minute items like buying books and purchasing dorm supplies. We also recommend downloading the George Fox Mobile app. This will be your resource for checking grades, university calendars, dining menus, and more.

Once you've completed all the stops, get ready for ...

Spring Semester!

This is the end of the Bruin Bound road and the beginning of your George Fox adventure! We're so excited to welcome you to campus!

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Hey Parents

Here are a few items you should check out before your Bruin starts class:

  1. Update your information with the university so that we can continue to send you updates and communicate throughout your students time as a Bruin.
  2. Bookmark the Parent & Family Programs website
  3. Help your student accept any financial aid they plan to use and send us any outside scholarships they’ve received. Check out instructions on the Financial Aid website.
  4. After your student registers for classes, please refer to our Office of Student Accounts Bruin Bound page to set up your payment and billing information. To contact your student’s student accounts specialist, please click here.
  5. Talk through these dinner conversation starters:
    • What are you most excited for? What are you most nervous about? (Tell your student what excites you most, too!)
    • What could I do that would help you feel most supported?
    • What are some strategies you can put in place for healthy habits?
    • Need a refresher for how to do laundry?
    • What are some snacks you would want to receive in a care package?
  6. Buy some Bruin gear — time to show your college pride!
  7. Pray for and with your student
  8. Get your Kleenex or confetti ready!

Hola Padres y Madres

Aquí están algunas cosas de averiguar antes de que su Bruin empiece sus clases.

  1. Actualice su información con la universidad para que continuemos mandando las más recientes noticias y mantenernos en comunicación a lo largo del tiempo de su estudiante como Bruin.
  2. Agregue la página web, Programas Para Padres Y Familias a sus sitios favoritos
  3. Ayude a su estudiante a aceptar cualquier ayuda financiera que planee usar y envíenos cualquier beca externa que haya recibido. Pueden ver las instrucciones en el sitio web de la ayuda financiera .
  4. Después de que su estudiante se registre para sus clases, por favor consulte nuestra página web de la oficina de cuentas estudiantiles para configurar su información de pago y facturación. Para ponerse en contacto con el especialista en cuentas estudiantiles, haga clic aquí
  5. Recomendamos estas conversaciones con su estudiante sobre la cena:
    1. ¿De que estás más emocionado/a? ¿De que estás más nervioso/a? (Dígale a su estudiante lo que más le emociona, también!) 
    2. ¿Que puedo hacer para ayudarte a sentirte más apoyado/a? 
    3. ¿Cuáles son algunas estrategias que puedes poner en marcha para hábitos sanos? 
    4. ¿Te ayudo a recordar cómo lavar tu ropa? 
    5. ¿Cuáles son algunos bocadillos que te gustaría recibir en un paquete de cariño?
  6. Compre artículos/ropa de Bruins , ¡es tiempo de mostrar su orgullo universitario!
  7. Ore por y con su estudiante
  8. ¡Prepárese con su Kleenex o confeti!
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